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Russia fails in bid to stop UN staff benefits for all gay couples

Russia urges UN to block benefits for married gay employees

Russia has reportedly urged the United Nations to stop its General Assembly from extending staff benefits to same-sex couples, diplomats said. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had announced last year that the UN would provide equal benefits to both ... Sify, 1 week ago

Pope Francis to Address UN Assembly of World Leaders

The United Nations is announcing that Pope Francis will address the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders on September 25 during his first papal visit to the United States.The pope earlier agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on his visit. That September 24 speech will mark the first time the head of the world's Roman Catholics will address Congress. Francis is also expected to have a White House meeting with President Barack Obama.The UN says the pope also will meet with ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Pope Francis to address UN General Assembly in September  One India1 week ago Cooperation vital to combating wildlife crime: UN Assembly President  Sify3 weeks ago Cutting crime important to sustainable development: UN Assembly  Sify1 month ago

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold's 1961 plane crash death

The United Nations named a panel of independent experts today to reopen an investigation into the death of UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in a mysterious 1961 plane crash. At Sweden's request, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago UN requests appointment of panel to probe new information on Dag Hammarskj√∂ld death  Sify2 months ago
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Pharrell at the UN

Pharrell Williams addresses youth gathered in the United Nations General Assembly hall on International Day of Happiness at U.N. headquarters in New York
 MSN India1 week ago Pharrell Williams delivers 'happy' UN speech  Prokerala1 week ago UN Assembly hears Holocaust survivor's plea to never forget 'all human life is sacred'  Sify2 months ago
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UN pays tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

United Nations, Feb 3: The UN General Assembly Monday paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Xinhua reported."King Abdullah was a wise and compassionate leader who guided Saudi Arabia's development, worked to resolve peace and security ...
 One India1 month ago

UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

United Nations, Jan 23: The first UN General Assembly meeting on anti-Semitism has sparked calls for global action to combat the rising hatred of Jews and a surprising denunciation from the world's 57 Islamic nations of all words and acts that lead "to ...
 One India2 months ago

'UN 70th anniversary not artificial timeline for UNSC reform'

Amid India's repeated calls to reform the UN Security Council by 2015, the General Assembly President has said the United Nations' 70th anniversary should not be mistaken for "setting artificial timelines" but to ensure that progress is made towards ...
 Business Standard1 month ago UNSC undermines the authority of General Assembly: India  Deccan Herald1 week ago India calls for UN Security Council reforms this year  Jagran Post1 month ago

As race for UN chief begins, new campaigns demand a woman

The seven high-profile women who have been mentioned as possible contenders for the post of United Nations Secretary-General: Unesco director-general Irina Bokova (top row, left to right), International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, ...
 Asian Age2 weeks ago

India against gay rights to UN staff

India joined countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Iran to vote in favour of a resolution at the United Nations to stop the organisation from extending staff benefits to same-sex couples. India was among the 43 countries, which on Tuesday voted ...
 Deccan Herald6 days ago India backs Russia, votes against same-sex partners of UN staff getting equal benefits  First Post.com6 days ago India votes in favour of Russian resolution at UN on gay issue  Jagran Post6 days ago India joins Russia in anti-gay rights stand at United Nations  DNA6 days ago

Yoga classes at Unesco HQ

Diplomats and delegates representing all countries in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as well as all officials at its headquarters in Paris will soon have yoga classes every Monday, courtesy the government of ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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